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Homework Help: Electron as a wave - some doubts

  1. Sep 22, 2011 #1
    electron as a wave -- some doubts

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    While dealing with deBroglie's idea, my book mentions these points
    1) The electron is a wave whose length decreases with energy
    2) If you try to squash an electron wave closer to the nucleus, the wavelength must get smaller
    3) When its wavelength is as small as a nucleus, its energy becomes so great that the attractive force of the nucleus isn't big enough to keep it there
    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    From the first point, i infer that the wavelength decreases if frequency increases.
    But i can't understand the rest of the points. Members can help in this regard.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2011 #2
  4. Sep 27, 2011 #3
    Re: electron as a wave -- some doubts

    Thanks Spinnor.
     
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